Mirei Endara de Heras, a former environment minister of Panama, is Co-Founder and Chairwoman of the Board of Marea Verde, a Panama-based nonprofit addressing global plastic pollution through local action.
Ilan Strauss, a visiting associate professor at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, is a senior research associate at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, where he leads the digital economy research team.
The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.
highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.